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Jennings Cumberland Ale - Jennings Brothers PLC

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Jennings Cumberland AleJennings Cumberland Ale

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BA SCORE
81
good

44 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 44
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 10.73%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Jennings Brothers PLC visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
English Pale Ale |  4.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: rastaman on 03-24-2003)
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Photo of Thorpe429
3.33/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle straight from the source after a friend's visit.

Pours a transparent light copper with a hint of orange haze. Bone white head that rises to about two fingers on a pretty hard pours. Falls down without leaving too much lacing behind. Nose presents some really light malt sweetness and a touch of floral hops. Taste is light with a nice bitterness. Not too much hop flavor, but you can definitely tell that they're there. Some graininess to it as well. Mouthfeel is quite light. Slightly bitter finish. Mild carbonation. Fairly drinkable, but nothing too appetizing about it. While it does have a bit more flavor than the average mild, it's not terribly appetizing.

Photo of BlackHaddock
3.45/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Hand-pulled pint in 'The Smugglers' on Cleethorpes Sea Front (10 Oct 2012).

Another beer I have on a regular basis that somehow hasn't seen me write about it.

Amber body: good, deep and creamy textured white head on top.

The taste and nose were fruity and malty, slightly different to the bottled version, certainly more of a caramel feel to the whole thing.

Nice easy blend: mine was getting towards the end of the barrel and almost on the turn, but I know it can be a lot better than the pint I had, so my scores are higher than the pint should really get.

Photo of wl0307
3.35/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

500ml brown bottle, BB 12/12/08, served cool in a straight imperial pint glass.

A: a semi-lively, dark tawny body carries huge and tiny bubbles, topped with a fluffy off-white foamy head.
S: qutie rich in raw-nutty or gristy pale malts, hand in hand with a lively nose of orangey fruits, dried grassiness, and yeasts; a swirl brings out the distinctive smell of malts, almost like blended with some dried herbs and dried tree leaves...
T: the foretaste is mildly malty but not sweet, added with a wee bit metallic palate, then turning rather tea-leafy, tannic in terms of hop bitterness, on a par with a remnant hint of caramelised sugar in the end.
M&D: quite fizzy, this bottle is somewhat more heavily carbonated than my palate prefers, but the body remains sound and the overall palate very clean to make it a decent, even more-ish, Bitter. Although this rather quiet ale does not give a "wow factor, it is still a well-crafted brew.

Photo of BillRoth
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of Boone757
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of laituegonflable
3.45/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a golden amber colour with nice white head, fluffy bubbles with a nice meringuey lacing. Decent.

Smells mild and light. Decent herbal notes with touch of citrus, tea and fresh-cut grass. Pleasant enough, but a bit bland.

Creamy vanilla-styled malt upfront that blends into caramel grain midway before delving into a gentle hop bitterness. Goldings and fuggles come to mind, with English Breakfast tea notes, mint and steamed green vegetables. Mild spicy touch to the bitterness at the back. All pretty mild, drinkable, decent enough.

Reasonably body but ultimately falls a bit thin. Not a lot of texture to grab hold of here.

A reasonable English pale, one to quaff by the pint but nothing really special.

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of deapokid
3/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A 500ml green glass bottle with a BB of Oct 2011. ABV is 4.7%, not 4.2% as mentioned above. The front label has a view of part of the lake district with the description 'Late afternoon in October looking over Crummock Water'.

Poured into a Guinness pint glass. A golden-amber hue with good carbonation. Traces of floating sediment are just visible. Produces a large creamy head of white foam that lasts for several minutes. A dry, hoppy aroma that suggests good bitterness. A hint of malt with faint notes of roasting, burnt matches and solvent.

Tastes of light malt with a dominant dry bitterness. Leafy notes, but little in the way of aromatic hops. Mouthfeel is smooth with prickly carbonation. Leaves the palate dry, with a bitter aftertaste.

A decent, well-balanced ale. Quite bitter, but refreshingly so. Worth trying if you come across it.

Photo of rastaman
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A hoppy english bitter. Nice, light flavours, which blend nicely, hoppy and clean, very nice session beer. Nothing out of the ordinary or complex for that matter, but a solid little bitter, without a doubt this would be better cask conditioned, but it tasted fine, if a little restrained, from the bottle.

Photo of thierrynantes
3.13/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Beer bottle (50 cl.), tasted 2010.

Appearance : yellow colour, with white foamy head (not persistent).
Smell : malty and hoppy aromas.
Taste and mouthfeel : malty, with moderate bitter taste.
Drinkability : an average beer in the style English pale ale.

Photo of Tucquan
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of papat444
3.78/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Ruds for this one.

Poured from a 500ml. bottle, best before 31 Mar 12.

Appearance: A very hazy apple cider colored body. Lots of little lacing all around and a healthy head that holds its own.

Smell: Orange rinds, grapefruit and a mineral-like aroma.

Taste: Grapefruit rinds, biscuity and fleshy fruit. Bit of spicy sugar. Packs some good flavor.

Mothfeel: Creamy comes to mind as well as a bit of grainy bitterness.

Overall: Very nice pale ale with a nice taste and very easy to drink.

Photo of EmperorBevis
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

Photo of Paccamacca
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

Photo of mick303
3.43/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice head, decent retention and solid film and lacing. Colour is a straw, copper, gold. Pretty nice.

Smell is a dry crisp maltiness. Some apple-y notes. Hops are pleasant.

Taste is a fresh and crisp fruitiness initially, this has a real bite of a body to it, quite refreshing. Good balance with good amounts of malt and hops. Pretty good flavour though it goes a bit sour and minerally at the end. Aftertaste is dry, slightly tart.

Mouthfeel is quite refreshing and drinkability, light body, very sessionable. Carbonation is moderate. Drinks fine.

A fine session ale. Not amazing, but wouldn't turn it down, quite tasty, nothing special though.

Photo of pin
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of eric5bellies
3.78/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Drank from my Bombardier conic pint glass

A - Really nice clear Golden colour, with a thick two fingered white head that stays the distance.

S - Big aromas of grain, malt and some yeast.

T - Grainy flavours up front with a little banana and burnt toffee. Finishes with a really nice lingering bitterness and malt flavour. This is a top ale.

M- Light to Medium body with medium carbonation that leads to a smooth drop.

D - You will not find a better example of the style.

Photo of dansmcd
3.38/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - A attractive dark apricot colour but topped by a fairly pathetic flimsy head and rings of lace.

S - Honey, lemon, grass, biscuit, grain.

T - Fairly typical of the mildness of the style, an assortment of faint flavours, orange flavoured strepsils, honey, apricot, lemon, corn and some floral hops.

M - Medium to high carbonation, dry and lightly bitter in the finish, thin bodied.

O - Not bad, but won't be rushing out to get myself another one.

Photo of kelvarnsen
4/5  rDev +13%

Photo of Thehuntmaster
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle 4.2 % abv

Appearance: Golden orange in colour with a good head that leaves some lace.

Smell: Malty followed by grassy hops. Hints of marmalade as the beer warms.

Taste: Malty, earthy hops, typical (but good) pale ale taste. Not too sweet, not too bitter.

Mouthfeel: Light (but not watery), crisp and refreshing.

Drinkability: Very drinkable beer. Best for a warm day.

Photo of charlatan
3.45/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Green bottle unlike current photo. Amber colour with minimal head. Sweet dried fruit nose with a faint herbal hoppy twang.

Tastes sweet but in an uninspiring uniform manner before quite pleasant herbal hoppy finish so exactly as the nose suggested. This tastes more like a fairly good lager than a golden ale. Not very interesting but refreshing so would make a pleasant session ale.

Photo of Jerseyislandbeer
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of Nickls
3.15/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

(From notes)

A - Completely see-through light brownish color with a bit of gold in the color. Nearly pure white head. Good, but not excellent lacing

S - Fairly bland aromas, with some fruit (apples?) with not a whole lot going on. Really no hop aromas

T - Again, pretty basic. Malt and fruitiness are pretty well balanced, but I was expecting a bit more hop given the style.

M - Fairly thin, of course no carbonation given cask serving, and a bit more watery than I would like for the style

D - Pretty decent as it wasn't too hard to take down the sample. But it left me wanting for taste.

Overall, this was a decent and basic attempt. Far tastier brews in the style range, but this wasn't terrible.

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Jennings Cumberland Ale from Jennings Brothers PLC
81 out of 100 based on 44 ratings.